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About the Cheltenham Festival

Everything you need to know

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Four extraordinary days of racing from Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 March 2024. Featuring 14 Grade One races across four days of racing as the best horses, trainers and jockeys go head to head.

Each of the races at The Cheltenham Festival is a chance to be part of history. It creates memories that last a lifetime. You don’t want to miss it. We look forward to enjoying the action with you in 2024.

Starting with Champion Day - celebrate the return of jump racing’s greatest festival where reigning and future Champions unite, all eager to carve their name into the star-studded wall of Jump Racing Greats.

Day two is filled with unmissable action on and off the track, Festival Wednesday features the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, where speed and jumping ability matters most.

For celebrations like no other and racing to match, St Patrick’s Thursday provides. Where Irish passion raises the rafters and the horses and jockeys put on a special show to try and tip the balance and get closer to winning the coveted Prestbury cup.

Finally, there’s Gold Cup Day, the jewel in Jump Racing’s crown, the most prestigious trophy in horse racing and arguably, sport. Who will you back to claim the ultimate title and be crowned the Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup winner 2024?

When & what time is the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is one of the most hotly anticipated jump races in the horseracing calendar.

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Eight Reasons To Visit The Festival

Not just once, but year after year, an annual pilgrimage to fulfil racing fans fixation. We share your passion at the trackside. Beside every jump. In and around the paddock. Up in the stands. Behind the bar in the beating heart of the village. Side by side as we drum up The Cheltenham Roar. We obsess over every last detail in order to deepen your love of this breathless sport.

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The Prestbury Cup

Celebrating the annual challenge between Great Britain and Ireland for Festival winners. The Cheltenham Festival has seen a great rivalry between the home team of British-trained runners and those crossing the Irish Sea for many years.

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The Orchard

Available to those in the Club Enclosure, The Orchard offers a fun, unique area to enjoy the racing from - a first in British horseracing. Giving Festival racegoers a premium experience to enhance their day.

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Guinness Village

The Guinness Village, where the craic is mighty, it is a must experience at The Festival. Everyone is ready to party, and the atmosphere is electric.

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Sponsors and Partners

The reputation of The Cheltenham Festival is second to none and offers a wealth of partnership opportunities.

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Love Our Turf

Love our Turf is a new community-focussed initiative, which will launched in full for The Festival after a successful trial at the November meeting.

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Community Information

Information for local residents, including road closures at our larger race meetings at Cheltenham Racecourse.

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Horse Welfare at Cheltenham

Find out about our commitment to horse welfare, on the track and beyond. 

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Cookie Policy

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